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Kicking in gear

Farmers continue district season with 2-5-1 record
Josue Rodriguez
Junior Sofia Flores runs the ball down the field during the game against Arlington Bowie on Jan. 9.

After their second district game against Coppell on Friday, Jan. 26, the girls’ varsity soccer team’s current record is 2-5-1. Their next game is against Plano West (3-3-1) on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at Max Goldsmith Stadium.

“So far, we feel really good about how much they have improved,” girls soccer head coach Richardo Sanchez said. “We feel good about their team chemistry, we feel good about the way they’re playing together and we feel good about how much they’ve improved in speed and how they play on the field.” 

After the Marcus Marauders lost to Flower Mound and fell out of the top 10, three of the Lady Farmers’ district opponents rank in the top 10 of the state. As their first district game of the season, the team lost 6-0 against Flower Mound, ranked first in state. Last Friday, the Lady Farmers lost 8-0 against Coppell, ranked fifth in state. 

“Our district is pretty tough all the way up,” Sanchez said. “Every single one of those teams has been to state at some point. Marcus won last year. Flower Mound has won twice in the last few years. So it’s going to be tough.”

The team gained quite a few young additions this year, with three freshmen joining. The young mindsets of the new addition have given the team a new outlook on the season and each game. 

“We’ve had three really good freshmen,” senior left back Brianna Sibounheuang said. “We had a freshman go in goal this year, she’s super naturally talented and had two solid forwards come in and they’ve been able to fill in different spots. We’re trying, as upperclassmen, to lead them in the right direction.”

The Lady Farmers have played in some tough environments so far, with the presence of harsher weather conditions at a few games. 

“When we have a cold game, it makes the ball harder to touch,” Glenn said. “We were playing with a bad touch, but eventually we got better at it. The rain and cold weather is hard to play in. ”

Even with playing in one of the toughest districts, the team has high hopes to get better as the season goes on and play their best against tough competitors.

“I feel like the girls will come out of there more confident than going in,” Sanchez said. “I feel like they’re going to do a lot better than they think and they’re gonna come out with a lot more confidence after these next few games.”

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